According to studies it is estimated that one-half to three-quarters of all nursing home residents have their own teeth into old age. This may be because of greater dental health awareness as well as fluoridated water. Even though this is good news that seniors today are able to keep their teeth much long, the situation has created a predicament for the residents in nursing homes as caregivers often lack the expertise or time needed to maintain good daily dental care. Poor dental care can lead to stroke, arterial disease, and pneumonia. Check to make sure that your nursing home provides on-site professional dental care. Make sure that the administrator believes that good dental care is important to good overall health care.

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